Joyce Carol Oates, a New York Times best-selling author, has won a National Book Award and been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. In After the Wreck, 15-year-old Jenna is left motherless-and afraid to confront the emotions that threaten to consume her.But then she meets a boy named Crow. She finds herself opening up to him, and perhaps beginning the process of healing. "Oates gets the contemporary teen voice just right, and Jenna's first-person narrative moves at breakneck speed."-Booklist
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by Joyce Carol Oates
by Carol Cassella
by Paul Acampora
by Marianne Mitchell
by Sylvia Engdahl
"Jenna's life changes irrevocably after the wreck on the bridge. The life-saving surgery, physical therapy, and struggle with painkillers are only the beginning of her recovery. Can Jenna come to terms with her mother's death and the possibility that Jenna herself caused the wreck? Jennifer Ikeda's startling performance is a treasure. Her voice changes in an instant to keep up with Jenna's oscillating emotional trajectories of bitterness, fear, sadness, and guilt. Ikeda portrays Jenna's imaginings of what others think and say about her behind her back in a cynical tone. Rarely does a narrator embody a character so well. Ikeda takes a riveting story and makes it unforgettable. J.M.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"
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